Missionary Eric Chapman grew up in the Akron Baptist Temple in Akron, Ohio. For the last twenty years, he has been a church planter in the country of Moldova in Eastern Europe.
I was reading BaptistMissionary.info the other day and found this article that mentioned Missionary Eric Chapman. I had never heard of him before, but this article blessed my heart, and I could see his love for souls and the missionary fire burning in his heart. I found his e-mail and made contact with him, and I hope this interview will bless you heart.
Missionary Eric Chapman is the founder of EurAsian Baptist Mission, and he is working to establish Day Camps for the youth in areas where there are Baptist Churches in Moldova, Monrovia, and Siberia.
Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
“Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” – William Carey
Failure and Lessons:
Missionary Eric Chapman tells how he had a difficult situation while he was a church planter in California and how God taught his so many lessons even before he went to the mission field.
Most memorable cross-cultural mistake:
He tells us that even though we as missionaries make many mistakes, people see that we love them, and they will overlook most of our mistakes!
Missionary Eric Chapman tells us that his favorite memory is the experience of starting his first church in Moldova.
Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?
He tells the story of an elderly lady who cried as she asked him a very direct question! Listen to her story and let God burden your heart.
Missionary Eric Chapman tells us how he has big plans for Youth Day Camps in 2014!
What if you were a young person today and felt God calling you to the mission field?
Missionary Eric Chapman lays out a plan that is both wise and executable, and young missionaries would be wise to heed such good advice!
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The best way to contact Missionary Eric Chapman is by e-mail:
He also has a website:
We need to seek God, draw near to God, and take steps of faith beginning where we are.
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Missionary Joe Consford